Korean People's Navy (KPN)


Surface Combatants | Undersea Fleet

On paper, the Korean People's Navy may impress but a deeper look into complete fighting capabilities reveals a force limited by age and local manufacturing capabilities. The submarine force features elements nearing 50 years of service and none rely on a nuclear propulsion scheme so prevelant to frontline naval forces. The frigate fleet is made up of just a pair of nearly fifty-year-old hulls while corvette strength totals seven units - again, many of which are past their useful hull lives. The mine warfare fleet consists of a single hull. The OPV force is, by far, the most impressive with some 157 total vessels available - again, many of the hulls well beyond their 'best used by' dates. Torpedo boats and gun boats also make up part of the coastal fighting strength of the country.
[ Tap Anywhere to Close ]
[ Tap Anywhere to Close ]

Total Units: 186



Hull Age Color Key:
0
New Procurement
2
Modern
5
Aging, Requires Attention
3
Obsolete; Near Obsolete


10
Sang-O
Diesel-Electric Sub
6
Type 033
Diesel-Electric Sub
2
Yono
Diesel-Electric Sub
1
Sinpo/Gorae
Diesel-Electric Sub
2
Najin
Frigate
4
Sariwon
Corvette
2
Nampo
Corvette
1
Amnok
Corvette
1
Fugas
Mine Warfare
157
Offshore Patrol
Various


NOTES: The Yono-class are 'midget' submarines of dimensionally smaller size. As such, the Sang-O class is the definitive, frontline fighting submarine of the KPN. One of the available Najin-class frigates is believed to have been 'modernized' during 2014 - capabilities remain unknown.


Site Disclaimer  |  Privacy Policy  |  Cookies



Warpower Australia Warpower Bangladesh Warpower China Warpower Egypt Warpower Germany Warpower Greece Warpower India Warpower Indonesia Warpower Iran Warpower Israel Warpower Pakistan Warpower Philippines Warpower Poland Warpower Russia Warpower Saudi Arabia Warpower Taiwan Warpower Turkiye Warpower Ukraine Warpower United Kingdom Warpower United States World War Next
©2024 www.WarpowerNorthKorea.com • Content ©2022-2024 WarpowerNorthKorea.com • All Rights Reserved. The WarpowerNorthKorea.com logo, its written content, and derived statistical values are unique to this website (unless where indicated) and are protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. This resource uses publically-released information. No endorsement of this site by any governmental, political group, or party should be implied. Information found across this site, verified through publicly available sources, is assumed to be accurate at the time of publication. Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value only. Part of the family of websites that includes MilitaryFactory.com, GlobalFirepower.com, WDMMA.org, WDMMW.org, WarpowerPhilippines.com, WarpowerTurkey.com, and WarpowerBangladesh.com. No A.I. was used in the generation of this content.

©2024 www.WarpowerNorthKorea.com • All Rights Reserved • Content ©2022-2024 (2yrs)